The ESM Club strives to provide Tuck students with access and exposure to careers and events in the entertainment, sports, and media industry. In the fall, the club plans to facilitate ticket procurement for students interested in attending the February MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston. Also in the fall, we look to expand our traditional offerings by organizing a trip to a regional event, such as a New England film festival. We also plan to co-sponsor the annual Tuck Super Bowl viewing party in February.
This spring, the club will host its annual symposium. Last year’s event drew panelists from the NBA, HBO, and other exciting industry heavyweights. This year’s event will focus on the rapidly changing means by which consumers engage with media. One of the goals of the symposium will be to address current distribution issues facing the industry, such as the increase in direct–to-consumer streaming via app-based platforms and the controversy surrounding net neutrality that has erupted as a result. We also look to provide insight into original content that has developed as a result of this changing distribution model. We will have a broad range of panelists in attendance from a variety of industries and job functions who will offer their inside perspectives on the state of the industry today and their opinion on where it may be headed in the future.
The goal of these activities is twofold: to expose the Tuck student body to key trends in the entertainment, sports, and media industry and to provide interested students with the insight, information, and means necessary to attain internship or full-time opportunities. Therefore, we work closely with the Career Development Office to disseminate job postings, engage recruiters, and connect students with the appropriate alumni. This summer, T’15 ESM Club members are currently working in internship roles at the NBA, ESPN, Paramount Pictures, and Disney.
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